Updated: Aug 5, 2021
Until it starts to rain or snow, most homeowners do not understand the importance of installing an eavestrough. Without a proper eavestrough (or rain gutters), rain will run down the roof creating a waterfall effect. This waterfall effect is not good for your house as the impact of water can cause various problems to the foundation and the overall aesthetics of your house. Hence, it is important to protect your home by installing an eavestrough. Find out how this can be beneficial.
Ensures Proper Roof Drainage
The main function of an eavestrough is to collect rainwater and snow from the roof and direct it towards a safe spot, away from your house. It keeps the water and snow off your property and ensures the overall safety of your property. Waterlogging on the roof can damage roof shingles and flashing, and cause leaks in the entire house.
Prevents Structural Damages
Rainwater that trickles down the walls and doors can cause staining and streaking. The water can also seep into places and cause leaks, rots, mildew growth, etc. Also, if you don’t have an eavestrough under your roof, there is a higher chance of moisture buildup in your attic.
Protects the Foundation of Your House
Water and snow pouring from your roof can affect the walls of our home. This water or snow may also accumulate near the foundation of your house unless you have a good drainage system. The moisture can eventually crawl under the foundation making it weak from the inside. This moisture can cause severe problems to the foundation of your house and can even cause it to collapse. Water and snow around the foundation wall can also cause leaks in the basement. A properly installed eavestrough will divert water away from the foundation of your home and keep your house and its walls safe and strong.
Keeps Your Property Neat
Water and snow from the roof directly fall on the soil or dirt on the ground. This causes the soil and dirt to splash all over. The splashes on the walls and door can leave the stains that can make your property look dirty and ugly. This is how an eavestrough installed in your property can save you money and reduce its overall maintenance and repair costs.
Call our home specialists to find out how you can install eavestroughs and get the maximum benefit for your home and garden. With over 15 years of combined experience in various Alberta home services, we assure to design and install the most appropriate eavestrough for your needs.